Pine (Pinus sylvestris) essential oil, known for its cleansing, penetrating and invigorating properties, makes a great contribution to a wide variety of home and body care blends. On its own or blended with other oils, the aroma of pine essential oil can encourage fortitude and strength. Aura Cacia Pine Essential Oil typically comes from Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania. The species from which we produce the essential oil, Pinus sylvestris, is appropriate for home and body care. Other pine species such as Pinas mugo or Pinus palustris (which is found in turpentine) can be irritating to the senses. The oil is produced by steam distillation of the needles, twigs and bark.